Zimbabwe Human Rights Alert: June 2021

The June edition of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Alert is out. It features key highlights of human rights issues in the month of June. Read on for more.

Malaba Gets Kick in the Teeth

Former Chief Justice Luke Malaba received a proverbial kick in the teeth when a panel of High Court judges ruled that he had ceased to be the country’s chief justice from 15 May 2021 when he attained the retirement age of 70. The ruling was made following a court challenge by the Forum Executive Director, Dr Musa Kika, against President Mnangagwa’s decision to extend Malaba’s tenure of office.

Parliamentarians Betrayed Citizens

Thousands of Zimbabweans at home and abroad converged virtually on 6 May and 22 May to say NO to undemocratic constitutional amendments that were being fast tracked through parliament. Citizens, constitutional experts, artists and civil society were unequivocal in condemning the recently passed constitutional amendments which are designed to benefit specific individuals.Speaking at the constitution rally, Falon Dunga a youth activist and university student expressed the anxiety majority of Zimbabwe. “I stand in solidarity with speaking against dictatorship. MPs betrayed millions of Zimbabwe. We are a step from being a tyrannical state where power is consolidated in the hands of one person.”

Read the full publication here (774KB PDF)

Source: Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum

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